Fruit smoothies go great with everything… especially vegan French toast





I think it’s safe to say I spoiled myself the day this was my breakfast (although, I didn’t eat all of it myself). Thanks to my Thursday fasting, I’ve been taking extra time to make a scrumptious breakfast the following morning. I found this delicious and simple recipe on the wonderful VegWeb. French toast is another one of those meals that I thought I’d never be able to eat again after becoming vegan. Where did I get this crazy idea?! Like Tal Ronnen says in his cookbook, “being vegan means eating everything in the world except animal products” and boy are there a lot of foods and different ways to eat certain foods in this world! What’s more surprising is that these vegan alternatives that I’ve been trying out are easier to make and, honestly, much tastier! This French toast, for example, is just as delicious topped with sweet strawberries as it is plain with a bit of salt.

Don’t believe me? Ask the dishes! (Beauty & the Beast reference) Or, you know.. just make it and see for yourself.

Ingredients:

2 cups vanilla nondairy milk (or any kind of nondairy milk with a 1/2 teaspoon vanilla extract)
8 tablespoons flour (or until mixture is no longer runny)
3 teaspoons sugar
Pinch of cinnamon
4 bread slices (or however many you’d like to eat)
Coconut oil for frying

Mix the nondairy milk (I use rice milk) with the flour, sugar, and cinnamon until the mixture has become thick enough to cling to the bread slices, but watery enough to be absorbed. Place slices into the mixture, flipping until completely covered. Then place the slices into the frying pan and fry until slices become golden brown (as pictured).

Top with strawberries, powdered sugar, maple syrup, whatever you like, or just eat them plain with a bit of salt (or you can ever skip the salt).

As for the smoothie, I used everything pictured. That includes strawberries, one banana, one orange, a bunch of grapes, dried blueberries (as I didn’t have fresh blueberries), and a little bit of rice milk. Fruits smoothies taste great no matter what fruits you mix in depending on your taste. I don’t suggest adding sugar as fruits are naturally sweet. Feel free to experiment and enjoy!

  • http://www.ohitsjustperfect.com Alena {Oh, It’s Just Perfect!}

    This looks delicious!! What a beautiful breakfast and great pictures!

  • http://purrcentral.tumblr.com Tajna

    Beautiful meal! I’ve never had French toast-not really a toast person.I like oatmeal with strawberries and Goji/Mulberries in the morning.

  • http://www.decoybetty.com Deidre

    YUM! that looks delicious. Well done.

  • http://Www.exquisitebanana.com Kayla @ Exquisite Banana

    Um, your tray of food is quite possibly the most appealing thing I’ve seen in weeks. I want to come over for breakfast!

  • http://www.fleurishingblog.com Susan

    Oh my goodness…YUM!

  • http://www.pipandestella.com/blog Sana

    Wow! I’m leaving in a few to go buy berries. I’m serious. Today is the hottest day of Summer here in NYC and your smoothie fits the bill!

  • http://treatyourselfwell-online.com Caroline

    I just read your twitter- and I LOVE the aesthetic of this post too. It looks like food served in heaven. Are you a vegan?

  • http://little-white-whale.com/ Gloria

    i’m drooling over here!!

  • http://www.fillyourwell.blogspot.com kimbirdy

    smoothies and french toast – here here! vegan french toast though? how interesting!

  • http://www.avillagetown.com Krystal/Village

    fruit smoothies are all the rage lately, i need to start making some!

  • Misty :)

    Yummmm!! This looks absolutely delicious!! I will definitely have to add both of these recipes to my recipe book now! I definitely want to try making these! And I loved your Beauty & the Beast reference! It made me smile :)

    As for the oil, does it have to be coconut oil or can you use olive oil/vegetable oil? What do you suggest? I’ve never even heard of coconut oil to be honest!

  • Eva

    Misty – Extra virgin olive oil works and that’s what I’ve used in the past, but I definitely wouldn’t recommend vegetable oil (for anything, not just this recipe). Coconut oil should be super easy to find these days, though!

  • Dondi

    This looks so good! I’ll be making the French toast this weekend for sure! And most people don’t realize that regular vegetable oil is mostly soy based. Vegans eat too much soy already. Go for the good stuff! Lol

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